A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design by the client based on the device requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear production.

A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact style to reduce the amount of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to find the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a pair of gears which convert rotational movement into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear rack to move, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion into the linear motion of the gear rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a few of the machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment gear rack for Aerospace Industry clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.